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Front Pagearrow Khaleda sets out for exile any moment
With around a dozen members of her family and house staff, former prime minister Khaleda Zia was all set to leave the country for Saudi Arabia.
 arrow BNP high-ups rubbish leadership change claim
At least 100 former ministers, lawmakers and leaders of BNP yesterday expressed solidarity with Secretary General Abdul Mannan Bhuiyan and described a group's claim to bring changes in the party leadership
 arrow Hasina won't seek asylum if not allowed to return
Former prime minister and Awami League (AL) President Sheikh Hasina yesterday said she will not seek political asylum in any country in case she is not allowed to return to Bangladesh.
 arrow Advisers okay direct road link with Myanmar
A meeting of the Council of Advisers yesterday approved a proposal for signing an agreement on Bangladesh-Myanmar direct road link to promote trade and commerce between the two countries.
 arrow Court decides on warrant against Hasina today
A Dhaka court will decide today whether an arrest warrant will be issued against former prime minister and Awami League (AL) chief Sheikh Hasina and two others in connection with the Paltan killings on
 arrow Motor registration, land valuation fees to go up
The government plans to raise land valuation used for property transfer and vehicle registration fees in the upcoming budget, addressing itself to the International Monetary Fund's (IMF) concerns over
 arrow Housing plan in Cox's Bazar hill finally cancelled
The government finally cancelled the housing project at Kolatoli seashore of Cox's Bazar and nullified the allotment of 51 acres of land to the deputy commissioner of Cox's Bazar under the banner of Bangladesh
 arrow Mayor Minu sued for extortion
An extortion case was filed yesterday against former BNP lawmaker and Rajshahi city mayor Mizanur Rahman Minu with Rajpara Police Station.
 arrow AL, BNP leaders talk of party reforms
Two senior leaders of Awami League (AL) and BNP, an ex-army official and a civil society representative yesterday viewed that a national government can be formed in the country after the next election
 arrow Lara's farewell nicely poised
England required another 157 runs with 26 overs remaining to upset Brian Lara's farewell for the West Indies in the final match of the Super Eights phase at the Kensington Oval in Bridgetown, Barbados on Saturday.
 arrow 100 hurt as jute mill workers clash with cops
At least a hundred people including 20 law enforcers were injured during sporadic clashes between jute mill workers and police at Khalishpur industrial belt yesterday.
 arrow Tenders cancelled, fresh ones ordered
The Advisory Committee on Purchase yesterday cancelled the two-year old tenders for nine small Independent Power Projects (IPPs) totalling a capacity of 190megawatt and asked the authorities to floata
 arrow Rare fish caught in Ctg pond
Locals caught a rare fish believed to be originated from Amazon Basin of South America from a large pond at Kuwaish under Hathazari upazila of the district on Friday.
 arrow Canadian expert likely to submit report today
The Canadian gas well blowout prevention consultant is likely to submit his detailed analysis on the third well of Titas Gas Field today to Petrobangla in Dhaka.
 arrow Charge-framing against Harris, Mamun today
A Dhaka court today will frame charges against controversial businessman Giasuddin Al Mamun, close friend of BNP Joint Secretary General Tarique Rahman, and Harris Chowdhury, political secretary to former
 arrow Advisers for demolishing Rangs Bhaban
The Council of Advisers yesterday gave unanimous opinion in favour of demolishing the multi-storey Rangs Bhaban at Bijoy Sarani crossing in the capital.
 arrow 13 JMB suspects held in Kurigram
Police yesterday morning arrested 13 suspected activists of the outlawed Islamist militant organisation Jama'atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) raiding different places in Kurigram.
 arrow Bhutan warms up for democracy
Residents of the remote Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan were voting for the first time in the country's history yesterday in "dummy" elections designed as a warm-up for democracy.
 arrow Iraq PM to lobby for Egypt talks
Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki will begin a regional tour today to drum up support for next month's international conference in Egypt aimed at quelling the raging bloodshed in Iraq.
 arrow CPD to study price hike reasons
Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD) has undertaken an investigative study to identify and examine the reasons behind the recent price spiral of essential items in the markets.
Businessarrow Govt mulls services sector regulations for foreign firms
As some countries now await permissions for starting their business in services sector in Bangladesh, the government mulls domestic regulations, according to official sources.
 arrow Increased budgetary allocation sought for women
Speakers at a seminar yesterday urged the government to increase budgetary allocation for women in the next budget to improve their health and education and increase their access to bank loans.
 arrow India fastest growing nation in global services trade: WTO
India has emerged as the fastest growing nation in the global services trade and contrary to popular belief, the country's import growth in commercial services has outpaced exports in 2006, a WTO report
 arrow Anglo-Bangla chamber leaders visit Sylhet
The leaders of Bangladesh-British Chamber of Commerce (BBCC) yesterday visited Sylhet to seek cooperation from all concerned to make Expo Bangladesh 2007 a success.
 arrow Etihad Airways to offer 10pc discount at Dhaka Travel Mart
Etihad Airways Bangladesh will extend a special offer of 10 percent discount on market fares at the Dhaka Travel Mart scheduled for April 26-28, says a press release.
 arrow EU-US reach accord on transatlantic trade ties
The European Union and the United States have approved a plan to bolster the transatlantic economic partnership, to be signed at the next EU-US summit, Der Spiegel magazine reported.
 arrow India's new coal distribution policy soon
A new coal distribution policy will be announced within a few weeks, HC Gupta, secretary of the Union ministry of coal said at a workshop on "Safety Leadership Capacity building" here on Friday.
 arrow IDLC EGM approves company's new name
Industrial Development Leasing Company (IDLC) of Bangladesh Ltd, a joint venture multi-product financial institution, has approved the change of its name to IDLC Finance Ltd subject to the approval of
 arrow Namibia, Malaysia vow to boost trade
Namibian President Hifikepunye Pohamba and his Malaysian Prime Minister Dato' Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi agreed on Friday to strengthen economic ties and increase trade at a meeting in Windhoek.
 arrow British Airways voted Airline of The Year
British Airways has been voted "Airline of the Year" by frequent travellers from across the world for the fifth time in the 25-year history of the Official Airline Guide (OAG) Airline of the Year Awards,
 arrow Wolfowitz fate still in doubt after WB meet
The fate of scandal-hit World Bank president Paul Wolfowitz hung in the air Friday after a crisis meeting of bank directors, as pressure on the former Pentagon number two mounted in Europe.
 arrow Global mobile phone sales slow
Global mobile phone shipments slowed during the first three months of the year, but market leader Nokia still shipped over 90 million handsets, an industry survey showed Friday.
 arrow New DMD of NCC Bank
SM Shamsul Alam has recently joined National Credit and Commerce (NCC) Bank Ltd as its deputy managing director, says a press release.
 arrow Dollar stabilises, but remains near historic lows against rivals
The dollar firmed slightly against other currencies Friday but remained close to its all-time low against the euro and 26-year lows against sterling as traders consolidated ahead of the weekend.
 arrow Over 136,000 Nepalese leave for foreign employment
Nepali foreign employment agencies have exported a total of 136,805 job aspirants to 15 different foreign employment destinations in the first nine months of the current fiscal year ending in mid-July,
 arrow McDonald's Q1 profit up 22pc
McDonald's Corp extended its hot streak to four years with a 22 percent jump in first-quarter earnings, and also said Friday it will sell nearly 1,600 restaurants in Latin America and the Caribbean to
Sportsarrow Cricket: Memories for a lifetime
As we sit at the end of our long and eventful jo-urney in the Caribbean, there is a real sense of satis-faction in a job well done.
 arrow Cricket: Much ado about coach, captain
Once the Dav Whatmore issue was settled, the cricket fraternity in the country has been gripped by speculation about his successor.
 arrow Cricket: Kumar smells hypocrisy
Sri Lanka wi-cketkeeper Kumar San-gakkara has accused critics of double standards after the angry response to the decision to rest Muttiah Muralidaran and Chaminda Vaas from the World Cup clash against
 arrow Cricket: Cosmetic changes
This is a sell-out. If the Indian selectors have any pride left in them they should quit and tell the Board that from now on, they should pick the team themselves.
 arrow Cricket: Super League from May 14
Super League phase of the Kai-Altech Premier Cricket League is set to begin on May 14, three months after the first phase ended.
 arrow Cricket: Brian Charles Lara, For One Last Time


 arrow Cricket: Fleming stands firm
Stephen Fle-ming is adamant New Zealand will bounce back from their record-brea-king defeat by Australia as they head into the World Cup semifinals.
 arrow Cricket: Ponting chalks out spin plan
Australia captain Ricky Pon-ting believes spinner Brad Hogg will play a key role when the champions take on South Africa in Wednesday's World Cup semifinal in St Lucia.
 arrow Cricket: Dancing With The Stars


 arrow Cricket: 'Fletcher will be back'
England captain Michael Vaughan expects Dun-can Fletcher to take a new coaching position in a few months time, after his resignation from the England job.
 arrow Dressed For The Occasion


 arrow Cricket: Lara exit saddens Hayden
Brian Lara's batting heroics were all the more impressive given the weakness of the West Indies side he played in, said one of the few men able to judge him from the standpoint of someone approachingan
 arrow Cricket: Pollock pegging away
South Africa fast bowler Shaun Pollock may not have a five-wicket haul in the ongoing World Cup, but is silently setting up his team's victories with his discipline.
 arrow Cricket: Paul questions resignation
England batsman Paul Collingwood has questioned whether coach Duncan Fletcher was right to stand down.
 arrow Tennis: Federer, Nadal on collision course
Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal both extended record runs on Friday to move a win away from a possible repeat finals clash at the Monte Carlo Masters.
 arrow Cricket: Latif blazes ton
A blazing unbeaten hundred by Khalid Latif gave Pakistan Cricket Academy an emphatic six-wicket victory against the Bangladesh Cricket Academy in the first match of the tri-nation series at BKSP yesterday.
 arrow Golf: Transcom Cup golf ends
The two-day long Transcom Cup Golf Tournament 2007, one of the prestigious tournaments sponsored by Transcom Electronics Limited, concluded at the Kurmitola Golf Club on Friday.
 arrow Cricket: '20 Tests to break players'
Ricky Ponting is convinced "something will give" next year when Australia face a crammed playing itinerary that is expected to include a record-breaking 20 Tests.
 arrow Athletics: Army take command
Bangladesh Army dominated the 32nd National Athletics Championship securing nine gold, six silver and seven bronze medals on the second day of the three-day meet at the Bangabandhu National Stadium yesterday.
 arrow Cricket: 'Suspect identified'
The investigations into the murder of Bob Woolmer, the late Pakistan coach, are reported to have reached a significant breakthrough with a likely suspect being identified through footage from the hotel
 arrow Football: Jenas spikes Gunners
Jermaine Jenas ensured Arsenal's tortuous week had a sting in the tail as his dramatic injury-time goal gave Tottenham a 2-2 draw against their fierce rivals on Saturday.
 arrow Football: Ferguson fears for Ronaldo
Sir Alex Ferguson fears Cristiano Ronaldo could be targeted by Middlesbrough as Manchester United attempt to tighten their grip at the head of the Premiership.
 arrow Football: Mourinho gets Kenyon support
Chelsea chief executive Peter Kenyon made a fresh attempt on Friday to quell speculation over the future of manager Jose Mourinho by insisting the club would not force him out.
 arrow Football: Wenger unsure of future
Arsene Wenger added to the uncertainty over Arsenal's future on Friday when he refused to discuss his personal plans beyond the expiry of his current contract at the end of next season.
 arrow Football: Macedonia warned
Football's world and European governing bodies warned Macedonia on Friday that it could be thrown out of international competition if the president of the Macedonian football federation is replaced.
 arrow Football: Werder back on top
Werder Bremen leapfrogged above Schalke 04 to top the German first division with a comfortable enough 3-1 win over lowly Alemannia Aachen on Friday.
 arrow Tennis: Srichapan to wed Miss Universe
Thailand's tennis hero Paradorn Srichaphan is engaged to a former Miss Universe and the couple are expected to tie the knot in Bangkok later this year, reports said Saturday.
 arrow Football: Beckham returns to Real squad
Real Madrid midfielder David Beckham has been called up for the squad's crucial match at home against Valencia on Saturday after being sidelined for six weeks due a knee injury.
Metropolitanarrow Chinese province to introduce Grameen model microcredit
China with the technical assistance from Grameen Bank is going to introduce microcredit in its island province of Hainan.
 arrow Take measures for management of clinical waste
Environmentalists at a discussion yesterday demanded steps for compulsory management of medical waste in all government and private hospitals of the country.
 arrow 7 killed in road accidents
At least seven people were killed and 24 others injured in separate road accidents in Gazipur, Comilla, Jhenidah, Chandpur and Netrakona yesterday and on Friday.
 arrow 15-pt recommendation placed to help formulate rules
Bangladesh Legal Aid Services Trust (BLAST) and Bangladesh Institute of Labour Studies (BILS) jointly made a 15-point recommendation with a view to helping formulate the rules and regulations of Bangladesh
 arrow Demolish Rahmatullah instt to ease traffic jam
Narayanganj municipality has urged the deputy commissioner (DC) to take necessary steps for demolishing the old building of Rahmatullah Muslim Institute located in the centre of the town and near therail
 arrow 57 diploma engineers awarded
Fifty-seven diploma engineers were honoured yesterday with national award for scoring outstanding results in the Diploma-in-Engineering Examination-2006.
 arrow Islam offers viable options to eradicate poverty: President
President Iajuddin Ahmed yesterday said Islam and its Shari'ah, as the complete code of life, can offer viable practices for all aspects of eradicating poverty from the society.
 arrow BSF abducts Bangladeshi cattle trader
Indian Border Security Force (BSF) yesterday abducted a Bangladeshi cattle trader at Mohammadpur border point in Daulatpur upazila.
 arrow Outlaw killed by Rab in Pabna
An alleged listed criminal and leader of outlawed Purba Banglar Communist Party (PBCP-Janajuddha) was killed in an encounter with members of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) in Ataikola in Pabna districtyesterday
 arrow Father killed 2 daughters out of frustration over property dispute
Two letters recovered by the police from the scene of Friday's homicide in the city suggest that a father strangled his two daughters and tried to commit suicide by taking poison out of frustration of
 arrow Highlight women's positive role
Speakers at a discussion yesterday stressed the need for highlighting women's positive role in mass media as they are now playing significant role in the society.
 arrow Lightning kills 2 in Khulna, Bagerhat
Two persons were killed by lightning in Khulna and Bagerhat yesterday. Police said Shajahan Golder, 32, a shrimp cultivator, died as a thunderbolt hit him at about 1.
 arrow Man dies in rooftop fall in Sirajganj
A construction worker met a tragic end as he fell from roof of a two-storied building in Raiganj upazila yesterday, police and locals said.
 arrow Five drown in boat capsize
Five people drowned and five others went missing when a boat with 15 passengers aboard capsized in the Tentulia river under Mehendiganj upazila Friday evening.
 arrow 24 CI sheets seized from house of ex-state minister's asst PS
Army personnel yesterday recovered 24 pieces of corrugated iron (CI) sheet from the house of an ex-assistant private secretary to a former state minister for religious affairs at Bhaoraid village under
 arrow 14 robbers held in Keraniganj
Members of joint forces captured 14 suspected robbers along with arms and ammunition from Aista area in south Keraniganj after an hour-long gunfight early yesterday.
 arrow One arrested on rape charge
Police arrested Anwar, 25, yesterday on charge of raping a teenaged girl at Deshipara area of Gazipur.
 arrow Husband 'kills' young wife in Barisal
A man allegedly killed his teenage wife, a Secondary School Certificate (SSC) examinee, with the help of his family members at Patwari Kandigram of KazirChar union in Muladi upazila Saturday.
 arrow Lutfor Rahman wins Mother Teresa Gold Medal
Lutfor Rahman Joy, an assistant professor of Shanto-Mariam University of Creative Technology, has been awarded 'Mother Teresa Gold Medal 2006' for his contribution to literature and research, says a press
 arrow Contractor shot dead in city
Unidentified assailants gunned down a contractor in Gulshan in the city yesterday morning.
 arrow Absconding PBCP cadre arrested
Police yesterday arrested an alleged cadre of the outlawed Purbo Banglar Communist Party (PBCP), also an absconding accused in a murder case.
 arrow Resignation of PSC chairman, members demanded
Leaders of Fair BCS Movement (FBM) have reiterated the demands for the resignation of 'corrupt' chairman and members of Public Service Commission (PSC), cancellation of 27th BCS examination and reforms
 arrow 11 robbers arrested
Police arrested 11 robbers and recovered a revolver from Dattapara in Tongi on Friday night.
Nationalarrow Mindless locals threaten Hakaluki bio-diversity
Bio-diversity of Hakaluki haor is threatened as a section of people living around it are catching fish and drying it up by irrigating croplands.
 arrow 'Corruption main obstacle to development, democracy'
Speakers at a views exchange meeting yesterday said corruption is the main obstacle to development and consolidation of democracy.
 arrow SI held while taking bribe
Joint forces yesterday arrested a police sub-inspector while he was allegedly taking bribe in Moheshpur in Jhenidah.
 arrow Four bombs recovered in Benapole
Police recovered four bombs from Baropota village in Benapol yesterday morning. Police said, villager Abdul Majid informed police after he found a packet in fodder.
Point-Counterpointarrow Due process
Bangladesh never had a monarchical system per se; those that existed hundreds of years ago were historically insignificant.
 arrow Where are you taking our country?
I have so many questions to those in control of the country that I do not know where to begin. The initial euphoria that began when this the caretaker government (CTG) led by Dr.
 arrow Tigers still deserve to return as heroes
One of the most disappointing aspects of this tournament is that it has underlined the decline of the West Indies as a superpower in world cricket.
Culturearrow Nakshikantha exhibition at Liberation War Museum
Liberation War Museum is holding a nakshikantha exhibition at its premises.
 arrow Rakhain water festival celebrated in Cox's Bazar
The Rakhain community in Cox's Bazar celebrated the Rakhain New Year 1369 in the traditional way.
 arrow Popularity is the name of the game
Though we are in the 21st century the world is still a man's domain. This is more apparent in the field of film or TV programme direction.
 arrow 'Bhober Haat': 60th episode to be aired tonight
Popular mega-serial Bhober Haat reaches 60th episode tonight. The serial is aired every Saturday and Sunday at 7:50pm on Channel i.
Internationalarrow 52 civilians killed in Mogadishu clashes
Clashes between Ethiopian troops and Islamist troops in the Somali capital yesterday left at least 52 civilians dead, and brought the death toll to 165 from four days of fighting, a human rights group
 arrow Manmohan slams use of religion in politics
Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh yesterday said any political group trying to incite people in the name of religion is "betrayal" of both religion and civilisation.
 arrow Musharraf offers to visit Israel to help resolve ME crisis
Pakistan's President Gen Pervez Musharraf made a surprise offer Friday to help resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in an interview with the pan-Arab satellite Television Al-Arabya.
 arrow High-level talks set amid US frustration
Senior US and Indian officials will meet here next week to "energise" stalled negotiations on a landmark deal to give India access to US nuclear technology, a US spokesman said Friday.
 arrow Taliban demand troop withdrawal in exchange for French hostages
Taliban holding two French aid workers hostage in southern Afghanistan have called for the withdrawal of French Nato troops and the freeing of imprisoned militants in exchange for their release, in astatement
 arrow 7 killed in separate Lankan attacks
Seven people were killed and five others were wounded in separate attacks in Sri Lanka's restive northern and eastern regions, the defence ministry said yesterday.
 arrow Trouble mars Nigeria vote
Voting began Saturday in Nigeria's landmark presidential elections, hours after a failed attempt to blow up the electoral commission marred hopes of a trouble-free poll in the first post-colonial transfer
 arrow Gunman kills hostage, self at Nasa building
A Nasa contractor took two co-workers hostage at Johnson Space Centre, killing one of them before turning the revolver on himself, officials said, just days after the bloodiest school shooting in US history.
 arrow Sarkozy leads the race as French start choosing president
Voting started in overseas territories Saturday for France's hotly contested presidential election that heralds the transfer of power to a new generation of political leaders.
 arrow No deal with Benazir, says Musharraf
Playing down reports of political rapprochement with former premier Benazir Bhutto, Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf has said there was "no deal at all" and insisted that he would not quit as ArmyChief
 arrow US, Australia warn of fresh terrorist attacks in Philippines
Australia and the United States have warned of an impending major terrorist attack in the southern Philippines, where al-Qaeda-linked militants recently beheaded seven Christian hostages.
 arrow Iran invites West to help build nuke plants
An Iranian official invited Western nations Friday to help build nuclear power plants across Iran, reiterating his country's insistence on pursuing an atomic programme as a European official said thetwo
 arrow Cancer rates in Asia set for dramatic increase by 2020
The number of cancer cases in Asia is set to rise dramatically by 2020 due largely to longer life spans and changing lifestyles, threatening a health crisis as poorer countries in the region struggleto
 arrow Japan won't increase military spending to keep up with China
Japan has no plans to boost its defence spending to keep up with China's own rising military spending, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has told US reporters.
 arrow Bombers wreck American school in Gaza Strip
Masked gunmen stormed the Gaza Strip's only private school early yesterday and detonated a series of bombs inside causing serious damage, witnesses and security sources said.
 arrow Cow urine used to 'purify' school, pupils in India
An Indian teacher has sprinkled cow urine on a school and its pupils in an effort to "purify" his workplace after taking over from a lower-caste principal, reports said yesterday.
Editorialarrow Editorial: Reclaiming Turag
The good news is that the Turag river is being restored, somewhat, to what it once used to be.
 arrow Editorial: Our performance at the World Cup
We should take pride in the fact that we found a place in the super eight and it was entirely on our merit. We have beaten two of the world's top teams.
 arrow Crime and punishment
German Chancellor Otto Von Bismarck once described politics as an art of the possible and not an exact science.
 arrow Peace pipeline or pipedream?
The proposed $7 billion Iran-Pakistan-India (IPI) 2720 km gas "peace pipeline" project is expected to take three to five years to complete.
 arrow Fake students at DU
Believe it or not, students of the department of Mass Communication and Journalism of Dhaka University (DU) could not translate a simple sentence correctly from Bengali to English.
Star Healtharrow It's time to save more children from early grave
Pneumonia (inflammation of lung) is the leading killer of Bangladeshi children under the age of five.
 arrow What you need to know about jaundice
Jaundice is a symptom, not a disease entity by itself.
 arrow Passive smoking linked with TB risk in children
A study conducted in South Africa suggests there is an association between passive smoking and increased risk of Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection in children living in a home with a tuberculosis patient.
 arrow Mental exercise improves stroke outcomes
A traditional rehabilitation programme that incorporates mental practice of tasks during therapy significantly improves outcomes in patients with chronic stroke, according to a report in the journal Stroke.
 arrow Apples during pregnancy may protect baby from developing asthma
A new study suggests that women who eat apples while pregnant may protect their child from developing asthma and related symptoms.
 arrow Overweight people more likely to get asthma
Obese and overweight people are 50 percent more likely to get asthma than those of normal weight, suggesting that weight loss could help reduce the number of asthma cases, U.S. researchers said.
 arrow Bangladeshi ophthalmologist receives international award
Dr M A Muhit, a young Bangladeshi ophthalmologist, has been awarded the ‘Distinguished Service Award’ for his pioneer work on prevention of blindness, says a press release.
 arrow New healthcare service opens in the city
With a view to initiate qualitative changes in the diagnostic arena, a new healthcare centre named Prescription Point Ltd has opened its services recently, says a press release.
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Star Cityarrow Ruplal House: Unique features in wholesale wreck
Rows of grocery shops, godowns of onions, dried chilies, turmeric, ginger, garlic, betel leaves and various spices, where vegetable traders are bickering with the buyers under a big shed.
 arrow Mirpur kids' park returned to public
Destruction of the park at H block in Mirpur section 2 has been suspended on Friday evening after two advisers of the interim government visited the site where construction of a shopping centre underDhaka
 arrow City fire fighters drill for escape routes
The eleventh floor of the Bangladesh Bank building at Motijheel is on fire. Seven units from the Fire Service with their best fire-fighting equipment are working frantically to douse the flame.
 arrow DU high-ups in dark about ad campaigns
Several big commercial companies, which sponsored the Pahela Baishakh cultural programmes on the Dhaka University (DU) campus, advertised their products without any knowledge of the university authorities.
 
   
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